Baroness O'Grady of Upper Holloway

Labour Peer


Labour Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 9 December 2022

Currently held offices

  • Chair, Modern Slavery Act 2015 Committee (since 30 Jan 2024)
  • Chair, Modern Slavery Act 2015 Committee (since 30 Jan 2024)
  • Member, Industry and Regulators Committee (since 12 Jun 2023)

Recent appearances

  • Care Worker Visa Regime - Question 23 Apr 2024

    Does the Minister agree, on reflection, that preventive measures should have been put in place? Many unions and organisations are now arguing that no business should be able to sponsor care workers unless it has been in operation for at least two years and unless it has had an inspection first, rather than after the event. Also, how are we going to go after abuses in the labour market when...
  • Midwives: Bullying - Question 16 Apr 2024

    My Lords, does the Minister agree that we also need to tackle the conditions in which bullying can sometimes flourish? The Royal College of Midwives—the union representing midwives—published a report last week showing that over 100,000 hours of unpaid overtime are performed by midwives every week. Some 60% of midwives believe that staffing at their workplace is unsafe. Three-quarters of...
  • Child Poverty - Question 26 Mar 2024

    My Lords, is the Minister aware of TUC-commissioned research from November 2022 that showed that more than a quarter of children whose parents had paid jobs in social care are growing up in poverty? That is a scandal—220,000 children of parents who do work that I am sure noble Lords will agree is vital, skilled and valuable work for this country. Can the Minister tell me whether the picture...

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